FLV wrote:Could you have used a section of larger diameter heat shrink to secure the washer?
Ian wrote:Is this thread open to anyone, Zip?
Dave Barter wrote:I just keep looking longily at the arse of that RX8
ctznsmith wrote:How big an ultrasonic cleaner to be useful for bike parts?
whitestone wrote:That's for the non-load bearing cap?
Zippy wrote:I once got a seatpost properly stuck, think in my youth I either jammed an oversized post in, or it was just electrolytic corrosion (alu post in steel frame - these days I'm far more careful as to what materials I interface and use appropriate protection/barrier methods as applicable). After the normal bits of brute force and penetrating oils failed to work, it got a bit more agricultural
So I started with trying some brute force methods. I made up a star nut with eye bolt.
I then started by stripping the bike down, covering it in some rubber to protect the frame, and using the car with some ratchet straps to try and shock the seatpost out... unfortunately the strap kinda snapped. SIlly idea - don't try this at home kids
So more sensibly, a friend had some sailing gubbins and random scrap steel, so we rigged up a pulley system and mechanical advantage.
And then applied some heat.
And hey presto, it slid out.
These days I'd probs saw it out, or try one of those fancy space heater doodahs / cold pack things for bearing installation, or something. Live and learn
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